12 Weeks Old

Spirit20150224-2 Spirit20150224I am shocked at just how fast Spirit is growing.  She looks like a dog…not a puppy.  Her big furry coat makes her look huge but if you touch her there is just a little skinny body under all that fur.

This is a cute video showing Spirit’s first time going down the stairs and how much better she was the next day.  Both Wally and Tilly got in on the action.

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Ten Weeks Old

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This is Spirit’s third day with us and she is settling in just wonderfully.  I’ve always dreaded getting a puppy in the winter because potty training can be a nightmare when they don’t want to go out in the cold.  Well this doesn’t seem to be an issue for Spirit.  She loves the snow and never seems to be cold.  I’m freezing but she is sprawled out on her belly luxuriating in all the fluffy white stuff.

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I’ve been playing around with the GoPro and the head mount.  I don’t seem to be able to get the angle adjusted properly so that I can keep her in frame most of the time.  Frustrated, I gave up and used my old Canon Powershot and got this short video of her playing in the snow.

Bonus Puppy Visit

We made an unplanned visit to Johnson Farm today. We dropped off a blanket and a bunch of plush dog toys. The hope is that they will develop Mom Sophie’s scent and other comforting scents from around their home. These scented items should offer Spirit some comfort during her first fews days in our house.  I managed to capture a few pictures of our visit on my phone.  The adult Berner in the last photo is Journey.  She let us know that she needed loving and attention as much as the little ones.  Just two more sleeps!!!

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Nine Weeks and growing

I went through severe withdrawal last week because we didn’t get any pictures of the puppies at 8 weeks old.  I saw this one on Facebook yesterday and just fell in love all over again.  It’s their official 9 week old picture and the last one of the litter together.  They are starting to move on to their adoptive homes now.  Look at them….so beautiful.  Spirit is the one on the far left.  Her brother, the one of the far right, is just gorgeous with the wide, white flash on his forehead.  He would have been my first pick but he was already spoken for.  Only 4 more sleeps until Spirit comes home with us!!!!

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A big thank you to Coreen and Steve Johnson from Tailspin Bernese Mountain Dogs for allowing me to share their puppy pictures on Spirit’s blog.  Soon I will be able to take all the pictures I want of our little girl…..ok…not so little.

Seven Weeks

We had our second visit with the puppies today. It was only a few degrees below zero so we got to play with them outside. I was shocked to see how much they grew in 2 short weeks and to see their individual personalities emerge. Spirit is a little timid and quiet but she played a little with Don.  They were getting over some tummy troubles so that may have contributed to her quietness.  I was able to get a couple of good pictures of her.

We now have an official adoption date.  Thursday, February 5th at 1830hrs.  It is only 17 days away but I know it is going to feel like a life time for me.  I’m used to getting my puppies much younger but I am sure she will be worth the wait.

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